Position Description

Electrical Commissioning Agent Lead
Location Chicago, IL
Number of Openings 1
Req # 1637
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Watch your commissioning expertise come to life in landmark projects around the world when you partner with Syska Hennessy Group! As a global leader in consulting, engineering, and commissioning services, we specialize in highly technical buildings and the systems that bring them to life.

We are currently seeking a performance-driven, highly motivated Electrical Commissioning Agent Lead for our Chicago, IL office. You will work with design engineers, vendors, contractors, and client personnel to design, test, make operational, optimize and validate electrical systems in multiple 24x7 mission critical plants, pharmaceutical, healthcare, power generation or similar environments.

Our dynamic work environment provides the optimal setting to take your career to the next level. From our supportive culture, diverse workforce, and competitive compensation to our flexible work schedules and fun social events, it’s everything you’ll need for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career.

Electrical Commissioning Agent Lead

Job Responsibilities

As an Electrical Lead, you will travel to sites throughout the US to work directly with client personnel at state-of-the-art mission-critical facilities from initial engagement with the client to final turnover of the site. This position will involve reviewing design criteria, specifications, drawings, equipment submittals, and other documentation pertinent to commissioning. In this role, you will drive the development and execution of functional and integrated system testing of electrical systems in coordination with sub-contractors, vendors, the Commissioning Project Manager (PM), and the Mechanical Lead to meet the project schedule.

Additional responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of safety for all electrical tests
  • Effectively communicate with clients and the project team (EOR, CMs, MEP trades, etc.)
  • Assist with system and equipment troubleshooting
  • Daily interaction with management team and oversight of engineers on project team
  • Assist the PM in developing and coordinating Commissioning Plans
  • Review design criteria, specifications, drawings, equipment submittals, and other documentation pertinent to commissioning
  • Develop, coordinate, and lead functional performance and integrated system testing of electrical equipment
  • Participate in / Ensure / Oversee QA/QC process for your work and the work of others
  • Assist the Commissioning Project Manager in the on-going determination of project scheduling requirements, manpower requirements, and project budgets
  • Perform construction administration and field investigation tasks for assigned projects including conducting field inspections and subsequent detailed inspection reports

 Electrical Commissioning Agent Lead

Job Requirements

To succeed in this role, your experience must include commissioning of large-scale data center electrical systems. Your technical strengths must be complemented by self-motivation, relationship building skills, effective communication skills, conflict resolution, and the ability to effectively work in a fast–paced  environment.  You must be comfortable working as a team leader , as a member of a team, and individually, depending on the project.

Electrical Lead requirements:

  • This is NOT an entry level position; Data Center Commissioning experience is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally electrical, and/or significant electrical construction, vendor, operations, design and/or commissioning experience
  • NETA, NFPA 70 certification are pluses
  • Commissioning certification is a plus ( BCxP , BCxA, CxA, CCP, LEED, etc.)
  • Knowledge of OSHA (or equivalent) safety requirements
  • Ability to read and interpret electrical schematics and mechanical P&IDs
  • Knowledge of mission-critical design concepts
  • Knowledge of Electrical Distribution Switchgear, Substations, Uninterruptable Power Sources (UPS), Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS), Batteries, Emergency Diesel Generators & Load Banks.
  • Knowledge of power quality analysis
  • Strong experience with Word, Excel,  and PowerPoint; can effectively create final products in all three programs
  • Articulate speaker and an active listener with strong writing and presentation skills

Electrical Commissioning Agent Lead


As a Commissioning Agent with Syska Hennessy Group, you will be part of a global firm with an amazing history! We are committed to being the best, to advancing commissioning and engineering design practice, and to supporting our clients with integrity. To make all of that happen, we rely on the talent, drive, enthusiasm, and the total job satisfaction of the great people who work here.

As a member of our highly collaborative team, we provide you with a flexible benefits package that reflects our respect for your workplace contributions, professional goals, and personal priorities. The personal benefits program at Syska Hennessy Group includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • Roth 401(k) Option
  • Individual and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Wellness Programs including gym programs, flu shots,  and biometric screenings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and professional development courses
  • Professional development incentive bonuses
  • Opportunities for community outreach through internal networks
  • A Generous Personal Time Off Program (PTO)
  • Transit/parking program
  • Monthly business phone stipend
  • Flexible summer work schedules
  • Much More!

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